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BigMeatballDave
04-30-2012, 12:30 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/australian-billionaire-build-titanic-ii-012105815--finance.html

One of Australia's richest men, Clive Palmer, on Monday unveiled plans to build a 21st century version of the doomed Titanic in China, with its first voyage from England to New York set for 2016.
Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he had commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with the same dimensions as its predecessor.
"It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," Palmer said in a statement.
"Titanic II will sail in the northern hemisphere and her maiden voyage from England to North America is scheduled for late 2016."
He added that he had invited the Chinese navy to escort the Titanic II to New York.
The announcement comes just weeks after the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, which went down on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg on its first voyage, from Southampton to New York.
Palmer said the new ship would be a tribute to the spirit of the men and women who worked on the original, which sank with the loss of 1,514 passengers and crew.
"These people produced work that is still marvelled at more than 100 years later and we want that spirit to go on for another 100 years," he said.




Chinese made? :doh!:

arrowheadnation
04-30-2012, 12:37 AM
Chinese made? :doh!:

Cheapest bidder I'd assume.

J Diddy
04-30-2012, 12:38 AM
Um, how about I don't like the Chinese Navy escorting a ship to New York. That and there's no frigging way I'm getting on board.

SPchief
04-30-2012, 12:41 AM
"China currently produces around two to three percent of the world's luxury ships but is looking to challenge the Europeans who have around 75 percent of this market.


I would think that they have some ground to make up to challenge the Europeans.

ChiefsNow
04-30-2012, 12:42 AM
The old Trojan Horse trick to take over America. We are under attack

BigMeatballDave
04-30-2012, 12:43 AM
Cheapest bidder I'd assume.

You bet.

J Diddy
04-30-2012, 12:46 AM
The old Trojan Horse trick to take over America. We are under attack

Exactly. This is why we put up a whole bunch of icebergs around NYC the day they arrive.

Rain Man
04-30-2012, 01:30 AM
This actually seems like a good idea from a business perspective. I'm surprised it hasn't been done, other than that it's kind of tacky.

La literatura
04-30-2012, 01:40 AM
It's so identical to the original Titanic that they are purposely including an insufficient amount of lifeboats.

Tribal Warfare
04-30-2012, 02:50 AM
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redsurfer11
04-30-2012, 04:04 AM
Now there's a novel idea. Guess the first one didn't kill enough.

ILChief
04-30-2012, 05:32 AM
This is like a game day thread with only 3 *'s

Thig Lyfe
04-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Anybody else kind of surprised that Australia has a billionaire? I always imagine that they all pay for things in surfing lessons.

Fairplay
04-30-2012, 10:17 AM
If anyone has a death wish they can go on the maiden voyage.

Bump
04-30-2012, 10:35 AM
you can count me out on getting on that ship

crazycoffey
04-30-2012, 11:52 AM
God said he's already working on the Iceburg II.

Munson
04-30-2012, 12:07 PM
To the ship!

Sannyasi
04-30-2012, 12:12 PM
Anybody else kind of surprised that Australia has a billionaire? I always imagine that they all pay for things in surfing lessons.

He must be the CEO of Outback Steakhouse.